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INQUEERIES – france rose & Helle Grøndahl @Studio 17

INQUEERIES
An exhibition by france rose & Helle Grøndahl
@ Studio 17

Opening on Thursday 10. of December at 19.00 @ Studio 17, Nytorget 17 in Stavanger.

Other opening hours:
Friday 11.12: 12.00 – 16.00
Saturday 12.12: 12.00 – 16.00
Sunday 13.12: 12.00 – 16.00

france and Helle’s artistic work revolves around gender and identity as a transformative act, viewing the “pursuit of identity as a transformative exercise, an example of desire itself as transformative activity” (Gender Outlaw, K. Bornstein). Their aim is to reconstruct the negative and passive performativity of gender turning it into an active positive act of gendered performance.
france rose employs the body as a focal point for exposing and undermining socially inscribed gender identities. His works use video, mixed media installation and photography to portray the transformation of bodies through material and gestural applications. Central to france’s motivation is demonstrating how we as individuals are each a product and producer of gender constructions.
In their work Helle uses appropriations, copies, imitations and reproductions to comment on, reveal and deconstruct the ideas of identity, gender and sex. Trough the use of found and already existing images one can both reveal and suspend the truths we take for granted. Paving the way for queer perspectives, looking towards a queer horizon.

The exhibition at Studio 17 marks the first time they show their works together alone.

Welcome to the opening on Thursday 10. of December at 19.00 @ Studio 17.

Click for Facebook event. Cut Piece Repetition documentation photo by Vilde L. Blom.

Thanks to Rogaland Kunstsenter (www.rogalandkunstsenter.no), UKS Unge Kunstneres Samfund (www.uks.no), and KiR Kunstskolen i Rogaland (www.kir.no) for equipment and support.

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Helle is an artist, curator and academic. They have a Bachelor in Fine Arts from The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU and are currently studying a Master’s in Gender Studies at The Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo. In their work Helle uses appropriations, copies and reproductions to comment on, reveal and deconstruct the ideas of identity, gender and sex.

Website: http://www.hellegrondahl.com/

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